Long March 9 revealed

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    According to a recent report by China Aerospace Technology Corporation, it is a new rocket much larger than the Long March 5 currently under development. Scientists estimate that LM9 has a similar size with American proposed SLS, total length may reach to 85 meters, first stage will be 500 tonne kerosene engine, total lift may be around 3000 tonne. it will have two types, for low orbit it will be a two and half stage structure, with a total load of 100 tonne, for lunar-earth orbit, it will be a three and half stage with a total load of 50 tonne. It is designed to enable China's manned moon mission in the coming years.

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    background the accessory YF660 engine structure of Long March 9
     
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    some new rockets of China's space endeavor, Changzheng is translated as Long March.

    CZ9 low orbit version will be used to serve our first formal space station. The current Tiangong will be replaced with more advanced and more spacious capsules.

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    This is the current Beidu system, it already covered asia-pacific regions. more will come in 2013

    Progress of Beidou Navigation System
    2012-12-27 16:30 CNTV Web Editor: yaolan comment

    China launched Beidou-1, an experimental regional navigation system, in 2000, making it the third country in the world with an independent satellite navigation system. Over the past five years, China has sent 16 Beidou Navigation Satellites into orbit. Let's review the development of the Beidou regional navigation system over the years.

    The first Beidou Navigation satellite was launched in April, 2007. It was the initial step in the construction of the Beidou Regional Navigation System.

    Four years later, in April 2011, China sent the 8th Beidou Navigation satellite into orbit, marking the successful formation of the Beidou Regional Navigation System. China sent the 12th and 13th satellites into orbit in April, 2012.

    The Beidou Regional Navigation System was fully completed on October 26th, when the 16th satellite was launched.

    Li Changjiang, chief commander of Beidou Satellite Navigation System, said, "The satellite we designed has a life of only eight years. If we had postponed the efforts to build the system, the first satellite would have expired just as the last one was launched. This has pushed us to complete the deployment within a short period of time."

    Launching the satellites has required special Long March 3C Series rockets, which are capable of carrying two satellites into space for every rocket.

    Jiang Jie, chief designer of the Long March 3C series rocket, said, "With this technology, we first separate the upper satellite from the rocket. After a readjustment, the part linking the two satellites is broken. Then the lower satellite is separated after a second readjustment."

    To achieve a global coverage around 2020, ten more Beidou Navigation Satellites will be launched.
     
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    2013 Space Launching Schedule,
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    1 anonymous, 1st quarter of 2013, Taiyuan, CZ4-C
    2 Zhongxing-M (sinostar-M), 2nd Q of 2013, Xichang, CZ3-B
    3 CBERS-3, first half of 2013, Taiyuan CZ4-B
    4 Divine Vessel 10, June 2013, Jiuquan, CZ2-F
    5 Zhongxing-11 (sinostar-11), June 2013, Xichang, CZ3-B
    6 Fengyun3-C (Stormycloud 3-C), second half of 2013, Taiyuan, CZ2-D
    7 Chang'e 3, second half of 2013,. second half of 2013, Xichang, CZ3-B
    8 Gaofen-1 ( Super-resolution-1), some time in 2013, Jiuquan, CZ2-D
    9 Shiyan-5 (Experiment-5), second half of 2013, Jiuquan CZ2-D
    10 Yaogan 17 (Remote Sensing-17), not revealed, not revealed, not revealed.
    11 Yaogan 18 (Remote Sensing-18), not revealed, not revealed, not revealed.
    12 Yaogan 19 (Remote Sensing-19), not revealed, not revealed, not revealed.
    13 Gaofen-2 ( Super-resolution-2), second half of 2013, Taiyuan, CZ4-D
    14 Shijian-11-05( Practice-11-05), some time in 2013, Jiuquan, CZ2-C
    15 Shijian-13 (Practice-13), some time in 2013, Taiyuan, CZ4-B
    16 TK-star-1, Dec 2013, Xichang, CZ3-B
     
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    Brief Intro of China's Satellite Series:

    Zhongxing series are for communication, including satellite TV, satellite wide band wireless, satellite digital data transfer and satellite multimedia signal relay.
    Fengyun series are climate satellites,
    Gaofen series are mainly GIS satellite, offering high resolution remote sensing data on geographic survey, mapping, and other scientific research purpose
    Shiyan series as its name suggests, are for scientific experiments, new equipment testing, and natural resource probing,
    Yaogan series as its name suggests, are for remote sensing,for civil and military use.
    Shijian series as its name suggests, are for space exploration and research, they are used for deep space environment investigation, atmosphere investigation, solar system research, radiation research and more...
    Beidou, you already heard a lot of it, it is for GPS.

    Divine Vessels are our spaceships manned or unmanned
    Chang'e series are our lunar probe series.

    Besides these we also have Fenghuo( Alert Beacon) and JianBing ( Pioneer Soldier) series,
    as their name suggests, you can guess out what they are for. Fenghuo is for early warning against incoming projectiles and Jianbing is for military reconnaissance.

    we have lot more that cannot be disclosed,just use your imagination.
     
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